- Course Introduction
- Why method statements? Legal requirements and likely scenarios.
- Which parties are responsible for what? Principle contactors, employers, contactors, sub-contractor, staff, other contractors.
- Overview of the principles & guidance stated in the industry code of practice for arboriculture – Tree work at height (ICOP)
- A reminder about building safe systems of work and what the industry already has at its disposal
- Expectations of your client – What do they require and why. Comparison with what your team actually does.
- Method statements - The long version. Overview explanation of template document.
- How to record actual detail with examples for a range of tree work scenarios and what to collect at the quoting stage (Indoor and outdoor session with team exercise).
- Method statements - The short version. Overview and explanation of template document and how to refine and tailor the template documents.
- How to use method statements to best effect within a business and communicating them to the work force (this includes a team briefing exercise from the instructor).
- Pre-empting questions – What to reasonably expect back from your client and extra documents to send.
- Summing up and final questions.
None. Ideally delegates will have an understand of risk assessment such as attendance on the AA risk assessment for commercial arboriculture course.